Xiaomi is known as a company which supports its devices in the long-term. Last year, we saw that even the first smartphones released by this company are still updating via OTA, even though they are not receiving major OS updates anymore. More than two years after its official announcement, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has just been updated to the latest version of the company’s user interface: MIUI 9.5 (Global version). However, this is not the same firmware that you can find on the latest Xiaomi devices.
The new update to MIUI 9.5 Global is still based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. But this is not significantly important as MIUI is rich in features and improvements, and it does not need the latest Android version to be great. Anyways, the new update does not bring important changes. There are just some UI updates and there isn’t any new features. An important addition brought by this update is the security patch released by Google in the month of January. Further, it brings some fixes to bugs present in the previous version. The update weighs about 425 MB and it is identified by the number of version 126.96.36.199.MHOMIEK.
We suggest you download it by using a WiFi network in order to save your data traffic. If you own a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which runs the MIUI Global version but you still haven’t received the OTA notification, you can head to the Settings, then tap on Info about device and Software updates to manually force the arrival of the new firmware. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is only one of 30 Xiaomi smartphones which will be updated to MIUI 9.5 in the coming weeks. You can click on this link to know all the other devices which will get the official stable update to MIUI 9.5 Global and its improvements.